Wow! are we ever fast! Just a day ago I was setting our goals for 2014, and here we are with one completed already!
When SWMBO saw that I had posted up that list, she made a detour on her way to the zoo and picked up the needed knobs at Lee Valley so that I could put new hardware on our kitchen cabinets. When we bought our house, the new kitchen came with shiny aluminium pulls on all the drawers and cupboards. They look good, but feel cheap. And well, I don't think they really 'go' with the rest of the kitchen. Exhibit A - the island:
|Original cupboards & pulls with lazy dog|
So I made a stop at Lee Valley on my way home from a workshop one day and picked up 2 of every living thing. I mean pull. I think I came home with around 30 drawer pulls to test. I prevailed upon my loving wife to enter and leave the kitchen 50 times as I tried various combinations and permutations of the different pulls in order to establish through a double-blind test which of the various pulls best suited our kitchen.
After a long night which involved much wine and whining, I arrived at the preferred design. It was a similar profile with a darker finish and slightly larger circumference pull. It has a heft that speaks of quality, and a look that goes well with the dark counter tops. Exhibit B - Old and new pull on upper cabinet with back splash in background:
|Old on the right, new on the left. Backsplash on wall.|
And from a little further back. Exhibit B.1 - Same as above, but from further back.
|Old on the right, new on the left. Backsplash on wall, |
black granite countetop, ceramic breadbasket and Dark and Stormy to Drink.
Until I published our 14 for 2014, and SWMBO drove past Lee Valley, and the elements came together. I present to you Exhibit C: The new knobs!!
|Dammit Bernie, get out of the way!|
|All new knobs. Oooh Perty!|
|Old knobs for reference|
Now the important bit. How to make your very own Dark and Stormy.
- Put Ice in a glass.
- Add Rum (Mount Gay or Appletons in our house)
- Add a little more rum
- Add Jamaican Ginger Beer.
- Stir & sip.
Mmmmmm Good Stuff!